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Maoism, democracy and globalization are three distinct but inseparable currents marking Indian politics today. They are distinct in terms of their goals, direction, and modalities of forging social, political, economic and even cultural change, while mutually influencing each other in the emergent political process. This book is an attempt to precisely map processes that are internal to each of these currents while exploring and identifying the moments of mutual influence, areas of conflict and mutually exclusive pulls they bring to the contemporary politics in India.

Subaltern Classes: Governmentality, Resistance and ‘Political Society’
Subaltern classes: Governmentality, resistance and ‘political society’

What is the impact of the mobilisation of the old urban middle classes and the ‘new’ and aspiring backward classes on the subaltern that includes the urban poor that figures below the poverty line, working class that is entering the informal sector, rural landless and peasants who are victims of agrarian crisis and forced into distress migration, suspect Muslims in urban ghettoes and peripheries, tribals in central India, Dalits and Dalit women subjected to varied forms of violence, and migrants who are at the receiving end of the ‘sons of soil’ kind of political machismo, to name a few. Have they also been able to expand their agency alongside the other distinct ...

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